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NOYEL_ETTE 1^ x for every reader IN THE II IN THE Sunday Morning News ♦ I Sunday Morning News ♦- o ♦-♦ VOL. I NO. 90. jersey CITY TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1889. PKIOE TWO CENTS. _ mu ANOTHER TRUCE NOff. But This Time It’s the New Boards That Have the Offices. AWAITING THE APPEAL Even Colonel Dickinson aud Kern Yield—'Today’s Charter Meet • ings. _ it was almost an exclusive story the Jersey City News published in its “extra” yesterday about the Supreme Court sustaining the new charter. The entire story up to live o’clock was told in the two columns published, and it was on the street half an hour before the Majah’s extra appeared, with a fifth of a column of the news. The Jersey City News described how President John Kdelstein and Clerk Wil liam G. German took possession of the office of the Finance Board, and quietly, but determinedly, refused to permit George McAnneny to come behind the rails. After the president and the clerk had transacted some business the office was put in charge of a policeman for the night, to prevent anyone, except members of the new Board, from entering the office. The same thing was done by Jeremiah B. Cleveland, the new City Treasurer, after he had obtained quiet Qossesslou, and a policeman guarded the door all night, Tlio same thing was done for the new Comptroller, George Hough. BILLY KERN WAS NOT THERE. At the Board of Works a great eommo - tion was caused when President Somers and Clerk George Bouton demanded pos session of the office. When the gentle men entered the building the clerks looded up from their books and ledgers. “How d’ ye do, Mr. Commissioner?” “Glad to see you back again,Mr. Clerk.” These and other remarks like them showed that the clerks had heard the news, and were preparing for new mas ters. Martin Finck, always a gentleman, said, when a demand was made for the books:— “I am a law abiding citizen and I know when I have got enough. If there is any thing I can do to assist Mr. Bouton I will do so cheerfully.” The safe was standing open, and Bou ton. who had unlocked it hundreds of times when he was clerk, immediately changed the combination, and, after placing some documents in it, closed and locked the massive door. THEY WILL HOLD THE FORT. President Somers said that he antici pated no trouble. If the members of the old Board should attempt to enter the plffce for the purpose of holding a meet ing they will be ejected. The first meeting will be held at nine o’clock Wednesday morning, when routine business of the old Board will be wound up speedily. Two policemen were on duty at the nil for by Janitor Charles Conway. BREAKING IN THE DOOR. At a few minutes before six o’clock a raid was made on the office of City Comp troller i-ove. Mayor Cleveland, Sheriff Davis and President Somers, of the Board of Works, knocked at the door and de manded admission. John Haves, a clerk in the office, left there by Mr. Love to guard the place, refused them admission. Inspector Smith was sent for, and, after being refused admission, he battered in the door. Hayes refused also to open the inner door, and the men had to jump over the counter and burst it open. Formal possession was taken of the office, and a policeman was left there to guard it during the night. There is much fear and trembling among the employees of the different Boards as to how long they will be in office. This is especially true of those who have fatted on the soup of the Board of Works. President Somers assured me last night that there will be no immediate changes, and that perhaps there will be none at all. _ THE VITIATION THIS MORNING. Old Boards and Now Boards Agree to an Early Trial of the Appeal. The City Hall this morning presented an unusually active appearance. All the new officials were on hand early, and in possession of their offices. A constant stream of visitors poured in upon them with congratulation, and not a few dropped a hint as to the position in which they would like to serve the city at the usual rate. Considerable comment was occasioned among those who were about the build iug when ex-Mayor Collins and ex-Judge Seymour, the counsel for the old Boards, came up the street and met Senator Ed wards in the hall near the Mayor’s office. XEIV TEEMS -MADE. The three went back to the City Clerk’s office where they were closeted together for some time. When they came Forth I asked Mr. Collins and Senator Edwards what the object of the conference was, and they replied that it amounted to nothing. 1 learned, however, from a person in a position to know, that the two factions had made an agreement whereby the old Boards and officials promised to quietly give up all offices now in their possession, open the safes which are now closed, and surrender all books, papers and other matters in their possession relating to the business of the city. In return for this the new cliarterites will waive all technicalities and otter no legal obstacle to a speedy hearing of an appeal from the decision of the Court sustaining the charter. I asked Senator Edwards if there was any truth in the rumor, and he replied by the ambiguous statement that they may make terms. a *»41 up uyssir. Colonel S. D. Dickinson will assume charge of the post office tomorrow, ami “Billy” Ely, who went out of office with City Treasurer Nugent, will be Assistant Postmaster. _ NEW FINANCIERS AT WORK. Important Action Taken by the Board at Its First Meeting:. The Board of Finance, after a long con sultation in its private office, met at elevemo’dock this morning in the Coun cil Chamber. All the members answered to their nnmes when Clerk German called the roll. Mr. Edelsteln announced the Standing Committees as follows:— Finance—Messrs. Bray, Allen and Kenny. Concurrent Resolutions—Alien, Hillier and Bray. Salaries and Claims—Hillier, Allen and Kenny. Printing, Stationery nod Supplies—Kenny, Hillier and Allen. The regular order of business was ■ quickly gone through with until new i business was reached, when the clerk was overwhelmed With an avalanche of reso lutions. The first of these fixed the bonds i of the Deputy City Collector a,t 8100,000: i those of the Deputy City Treasurer at the mme amount, and those of the Deputy Jity Comptroller at #50,000. Mr. German’s salary was ilxed at #1,500 i year until further orders, and the clerk was directed to communicate with each member of the old Board, and request aim to turn over to the Board all papers tie might have relating to the busi ness of the Board. The clerk was ilso directed to request the vari ous city depositories to send to the Board at once a statement of the city’s balances, with a particular statement of the 'temporary loan bonds held by them igainst the city up to and including to day. The various Boards were requested to send in their estimates for the next fiscal year by June 20. Monday was ilxed as the regular meet ing day of the Board, and 500 copies of the new charter were ordered printed. Com missioner Kenny introduced a resolution which sent a shiver down the spinal col umn of the clerks and officers of the city appointed by the Board. The resolution directed the clerk to prepare a list of such persons, together with the salary they re ceive, and the date of their appoiutment. Messrs. Kenny and Hillier were ap pointed a committee on rules, and then the Board turned its attention to the Board of Street and Water Commission ers. The clerk was directed to no tify that Board that no resolution passed by it to pay any claim for work done or materials furnished would be concurred in by the Finance Board unless the same shall be certified to by the Chief Engineer, and that the same course would be pursued in refer ence to resolutions awarding contracts, unless the same were accompanied by a certificate from the Chief Engineer giving an approximate estimate of the cost of each improvement. TAX COMMISSIONERS. rhe Old Board of Atuessors Called on foi the Books. As soon as the Board of Finance vacated the Council Chamber ex-Judge Lawrence took the presidents chair and called the Board of Tax Commissioners to order. The first thing the Board did was to call upon the Board of Aldermen to furnish a suitable room in the City Hall or else where in which to transact its business and keep its books and papers. The clerk wus ordered to call upon the members of the old Board of Asses sors to turn over all books, maps and other papers or property in their posses sion relating to the business of the city, anil the clerk was directed to receipt foi the same. A resolution offered by President Law rence was adopted, which set forth that as the time for making the assessment of all real anil personal property in Jersey City is at hand, the Board woulil| respect fully request all persons who desire to bring any alleged inequality or under valuation of real and personal property heretofore existing to the Board for re consideration and review and present their complaints, personally or in writing, to the Board at its office in the City Hall between ten a. in. and three p. m. The immediate attention of all persons interested is urged in the matter. Messrs'. I’Donnell ana Prigge were appointed a Committee on Rules and the Board ad journed subject to the call of the cliuir. . NO MORE BOARD OF WORKS. li nu!i lue aireei »nu naier vuiuiiilhiuii Which Sut Today. Yesterday it was the Board of Works n the city’s big brick building on Jersey ivenue and Mercer street. Today it was the Board of Street and Water Commissioners under the new iliarter. The three new Commissioners held lumerous private consultations prior to :he meeting, and Sheriff Davis seemed to ict in the capacity of a private counsellor. Ex-Clerk Martin Finck was also present ind volunteered to assist Clerk Bou :on, but his sendees did not appear to be n demand. When the new Board met it got right lown to business, Mr. Somers being in he chair. Patrick Connelly’s petition for a water ripe in Nelson avenue was ordered to be referred to the proper committee when ippointed, and petitions from P. J. Con Ion. C. II. Binder and H. Newman for nasons’ licenses, from Henry ScliufTle rotham for plumber’s license, from J. C. Appleby and others for permission to lay in eighteen inch pipe sewer in Harrison ivenue, were received and referred to Committee of the Whole. Resolutions were subsequently passed n each case granting the desired privileges mil also one making July 15 the time for searing remonstrances on applications heretofore made for improvement of Grif 1th street and construction of a sewer on Cambridge avenue. The resignation of D. J. Cambreling ns inspector of Neptune avenue sewer was received and accepted, and on motion, the president appointed Commissioners Dugan ind Van Keuren a committee to formu late new rules for the government of the Board. A communication was received from Architect Rudolph W. Sailer, stating that he had notified Thomas Kelly, the con ductor for Truck House No. 4, on Linden ivenue, Greenville, repeatedly to finish lie building, and that he had failed to romply with the request. T11E LEGAL ASPECTS. die Aiiti-Cliarterlte* Say the Other* May He Impeached or Indicted. When Chief Justice Bensley made bis de liverance on the charter question yester day afternoon, Senator Edwards entered ludgment, but so far as can be learned the ludgment of ouster has not yet been dgned by any Judge of the Court. Ex-Judge Seymour, on behalf of the >ld Boards, immediately served a writ of ;rror in the Supreme Court. If the charter people will consent, he says, the ippeal may be heard at the term of the Court of Errors to begin next week. A number of city officials under the old Boards whose offices were taken violently from them last evening were in cousulta :ion with their counsel this morning. Citv Collector Love and City Treasurer Nugent ivere in an especially anxious frame of uind. They are under over $100,000 bonds >acli for the careful custody of moneys in heir possession, and when they left their jfflees last evening they left large sums >f money In their safes. responsibility on bondsmen. During the evening new Collector 3‘Neill secured an entrance to the City Collector’s office, and Police Inspector smith leaped over the railings anti took possession of the place, after turning Messenger Hayes out. Both Mr. Love md Mr. Nugent fear that this descent tpon their offices may lead to trouble that nay make their sureties responsible. The old charter people say that, while possession could have been secured in an irderly way if they had waited for the vrit of ouster, the New Jersey officials pave made themselves liable to impeach ueut and Indictment for taking forceful possession. ALL JUDGES CONCURRED. Senator Edwards said when I talked vith him this morning that “the decisiou lauded down by Chief Justice Beasley ivas concurred in by Justices Depew and Knapp und will be filed in a few days, i'he decision was rendered on >ur statement of the case and (very point we raised was sustained. Chat we will come to some agreement vlth the old Boards in order to facilitate he appeals Is not only possible but ex remely probable. Though a delay would be to our Inter I ests, we know that the people are anxious .to have the question settled, and there fore, we will interpose no objection. A NEW PLAN. , Madison B. & L. A. Adopts a Novel Scheme in the Sale of Money. The Madison Building and Loan Asso ciation held its fourth regular monthly meeting at its new and permanent head quarters, corner of Ocean and Bramliall avenues, last evening. Two hundred new shares were sold, making a total of 1,500 shares now outstanding. This association, it will lie remembered, adopted the system of selling money at so ninny cents premium, payable monthly, instead of the old plan of bidding so many dollars premium as an absolute sum. The latter system deducts the premium immediately out of the whole principal sum bought by the purchaser, while the former does not deduct the premium, but allows it to be paid in monthly instal ments. This is the only association in the city which has adopted this method, though two or three of the old style associations are now considering the advisability of remodelling their constitutions to conform to the latter and better plan. Two sules were made last evening: one of $2,000 at a premium of twenty-five cents per month, hud one of $800, at a premium of 24c. per month on each share bought on by the purchaser. The success of the association thus far has proven the,wisdom of its founders in adopting the new plan of premiums. THE GIEL ESCAPED. Sequel to Yesterday’s Abduction on the Hill Top. The man who attempted the abduction of little eight-year-old Dora Spurliug, of No. 109 Poplar street, is thought to be George Munn, a worthless individual from Hoboken, who occasionally peddles accordeons for a living. It is not true that he picked her up in his arms and ran off with her. He tried to entice her to take a row in a boat with him, and by glittering promises and threats succeeded in inducing her to fol low him across several vacant lots in the direction of the river. He became scared, and left the irirl to return to her home uninjured. The de tectives have l>een scouring the neighbor hood in search os the scamp, bnt up to noon today had found no trace of him. Ked Men ut Kroebel’s. It was Red Men’s day yesterday at Kroebel’s Park. Hudson Stamm, No. 166; Wash-a-Key Stamm, No. 173, and Washington Stamm No. 186, united in hold" ing a picnic. In the afternoon a bowl ing contest took place, in which Proprie tor Kroebel captured the first prize $10; a Mr. Drown the second, $7.50, and George Smith, the third, $5. In the evening the dance pavilion was alive with whirling couples, and seats in the park were at a premium. The swings and carousels were constantly on the go. Hundreds of German families enjoyed the occasion. The music was furnished by Prof. Kiesow’s orchestra, and the affair was splendidly managed by a committee of big Red Men;—President W. Kunkel, H. Eggert, Charles Muller, E. Woehlke, M. Stork, H Paulsen, J. Gertz. J. Thalberg and J. Katungkie. The Floor Committee were Charles Krouse, F. Schei and L. Roessiug. Ex-Chief Staetelfeld, of Newark, and the Grand Chief were among the distinguished participants. .. ♦ Convicted ol Assault. On the night of May 5 a free fight took place in the apartments of Mrs. Rogers, at No. 97 Newark avenue. John Bains, George Rogers and James Welsh, were the pugilists. The men had all been drinking. Because of a supposed affront Bains at tacked the two other men, and after the fight had raged ten minutes all three were literally covered with blood and the walls and floor were well splashed. Policemen Lavin and Quirk were told by some children that murder Was being done in the house, and they en tered. Bains was arrested, and this morn ing he was convicted in the Court of Ses sions of assault and battery. Guesses at tlie Weather. Washington, June 11, 1889 (Special Weather Forecast).—Rising temperature and fair weather may be expected during Wednesday and Thursday in the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valleys. For Kastern New York and New Jersey:— Showers, slightly cooler, followed hv fair and slowly rising temperature; south westerly winds. For V esternNew York:—Rain, followed in the interior by fair, slightly cooler: followed Wednesday by slowly rising temperature; southwesterly winds. The Officer Captured the Clothes. Policeman Niebank of the Library Hall police, made a capture last night. He was walking near the canal bridge on Pacific avenue, when he saw a boy in the water. And the boy saw him. The boy made a dash for liberty and his clothes. The policeman went for both and got —a No. (! shoe and a calico shirt. The boy and the clothes went across the fields on a dead run. That boy can have the things by making application for them. _ JUI71U os no Jiiovn|»o« m t inuuvi « William Decker, of No. 438 Third street, was held by Justice Stilsing this morn ing as an escaped prisoner. He is one of the men Policeman Phelan was arresting on Sunday when he was hit on the head with a brick. Phelan turned his prisoner over to Chancemau Mailley and went to arrest his assailants. The two men esenped from Mailley, but the latter suc ceeded in capturing Decker yesterday. Arrival of Young Mr. Wiles. Past Commander Charles Wiles, of Major Werner Grand Army Post, and founder of several Posts in Hoboken, is a happy father. A son took up his resi dence at Mr. Wiles’ house at eleven o’clock this morning. All are doing well. Tlic Tabernacle Kami Will Play. The Tabernacle Brass Band has been requested to give, once a week, an open air concert in Van Yorst Park. Money is being subscribed to pay expenses, and Thursday night the band will make its debut in the open air. Double Murder In New Hampshire. Lebanon, N. H., June 11, 188t>.—A ter rible double murder was committed near Meriden early this morning. Lucian Free man, with an axe, killed his mother, Mrs. Daniel Freeman, and also John Morgan. The murderer took to the woods, but has been captured. Home for the Homeless. The friends of the Home of the Home less will eat strawberries and cream at the Home this evening. The small sum of twenty-five cents admits to the festival and gives the investor the right to revel in tho luscious fruit to his heart’s content. Convicted of Highway Kobbery. John Riley, of Hoboken, was convicted of highway robbery in the Court of Ses sions today. He robbed Gotlieb H°pke of his watch one night about two months ago when the latter' was walking up River street. -f- FESTIVALS 4. 4- ix 4 THE + 1 CHURCHES SEE TOMORROW’S JERSEY CITY HEWS. BAD FOR ICEMAN SULLIVAN. New Facts Connecting Him with the Cronin Murder. Chicago, June 11, 1889.—A startling bi of information, which proves conclusively that P. O. Sullivan, the Lakeview ice man, was an active member of the mur derous conspiracy, leaked out last night It seems that Sullivan not only allowec the men who rented the Carlson cottagi to use his name as their employer, bui that he vouched for them to old Mrs Carlson anti her husband. According to the testimony of the Carl sons, too, Sullivan held frequent commu nication with the occupants of the cot tage and was on the friendliest terms with the men from the time they moved in until they disappeared. It is claimed also that the police hav< positive proof that Sullivan not only bought the paint with which the blood stains on the parlor floor of the cottage were obliterated, but that he used some of the mixture to paint the hall of the cottage. Another “iceman” has been arrested by the police on suspicion of knowing some thing of the Cronin murder. The mar lives on the Southside, and is ai ex-employee of McGinnis, the ice dealer, with whom he enjoyed! r good position. His wife, as the result of a quarrel, has reporteel very im portant information to the police, ant detectives were scouring all the divisions of the city for the man last night. The arrest was ordered to be carries out with the greatest secrecy. The police say that the arrest of tin “iceman” is almost as important as thai of Sullivan, the other “iceman.” non under indictment' They say they expect to make nothing more of the new suspect than a witness. At half.past eleven last night a mat was locked up in the Hast Chicago Avenut Station whose name was said to be King He is wanted in the Cronin case, but it what connection could not be as certained. Chief Hubbard denies that King was the name of the iceman whost arrest was ordered. He said the icemai was an Irishman, but his name ha( slipped his mind. By some it is sail King is Woodruff's famous companioi and that his identity is well established Arrests in isetv vora. Inspector Byrnes’ detectives in Nev York today arrested John Maroney, age< thirty-eight, who claims to be in the dry goods business, and Charles McDon nell same age, who is a black smith. These men were arrester on information sent to Inspectoi Byrnes by the Chicago police and are sup posed to be implicaed in the Cronin mur tier. Inspector Byrnes has been in com munication with the Chicago Chief o; Police for more than three weeks witl regard to the men and has had then closely shadowed. Maroney was formerly a district mem ber of the Clannngnel in Philarlelpeia He made himself obnoxious there, ant had to leave. He is under stood to have performed mis sions of a private nature since thei for Alexander Sullivan. Maroney wem to England at the time of the Queen’: jubilee with others, supplied with funds tr blow up several public buildings. Two o his companions were placed under arresi and it is charged that Maroney spent tin funds travelling on the Continent. Me Donnell is believed to be a Chicagoan. —.-«■ CLEANED OUT THE CAR. Two Drunken Fellows Make a Big Coin motion. The residents in the vicinity of the cai stables on Bergen avenue were treated t< a free circus last evening. Between nine and ten o’clock the cars in all direction: were, well filled with people who were re turning home from the festivities in thi parks, a large percentage of them being ladies. One of the cars from the Eivt Corners, arrived at the stables near ter o’clock with a number of ladies on board At this junction a couple of men boarder it in a very drunken condition. In les: than no time they were in u hot discus sion with the courluctor regarding th< noTmifliit r»f fnrp Tl'hp made nu attempt to eject them mid the' stnrtc<l in to clean out the car, in whici they were eminently successful. The ladies made a rush for the fron door, regardless of how they got out, uu< they went out screaming and tumbling over eticli other. In a twinkling the ca was in possession of the two men. A bij crowd bad gathered in the vicinity, at traded by the cries, yells aud curses o tlie men and ttie crowd who were tryinj to capture them. Three policemen came on t he scene, am they had a tussle, but they soon draggec the men from the car, nnd they had a eir cus all the way to the IJurary Hall Stn tion House. There they gave their name as Frederick Hichter, of Avenue E, am Albert Johnson, of Bayonne. Several o the men are said to have received blacl eyes and several scratches in the melee. The couple were quite penitent whei they were introduced to Justice Wanse this morning. The Judge gave them the choice of handing up $20 or spendim a month in the County Jail. They pah the money. Policeman Gassman is uurs ing a black eye which ho received in thi scrimmage. _ _ Frightened to Death. Mary Donovan, a fifteen-year-old girl who resided at No. 203 Erie street, diet this morning from the results of a frigli received yesterday from a drunken wo man on the street. About two years agi the young girl was seriously burned fo her dress taking fire from a pile of shav ings and live coals which were careiessl) thrown in tlie street near Kelly & Jones Foundry, and hud never entirely recov ered from the shock. Old Frazer Lee’. Contested Will. A hearing was given by Chaneello McGill this morning in the contest ove the will of Frazer Lee, late of Scotc) Plains, who left more than 4250,00 to the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, am only 47,500 in other legacies. The will i contested by Ezra B. and Daniel Hetfled uncles of the testators. BUCDAk’s Pll , “ set like Btealc os a weak stoiuac CHARITY IN SCHOOL I _ Ready Response of the Chil dren to Appeals for the Flood Sufferers. NOBLE SELF SACRIFICES, Classes Give Up Their Prize Moneys —One Little Chap Surrenders His Savings Bank—Other Incidents There were few balls and bats and bin little ice cream and cake and candiei bought during the present week. Llttli eyes looked wistfully in at the temptin' goodies, and then with a half sigh thi owner walked bravely away. Their nobli self-denial was because the principals o the city schools had depicted to the chil dren, in few, but earnest, words, thi needs of the homeless of Johnstown, ani , with youthful impulsiveness their pupil • I had brought their little, but their all. Si ; the nurchase of that handsome bat or tha j plate of luscious cream, for which stra; , pennies had been so carefully husbanded nad to be postponed. a r>ri?r'T’T at? in? PfU.4\n The movement had been started by Su perintendcnt Poland, who last Wednes day sent out the following circular let ter:— Superintendent's Office, June 5, 1889. To the Prior imth of Schooh:— The committee having in charge the raising o funds in this city for the Johnstown sufTerers r« spectfully solicit your aid in obtaining as large contribution as possible from the public school! Dr. L. J. Gordon is treasurer and will receive re mittances. Very truly yours, A. B. Poland. READ IN THE SCHOOLS. This was read by the principals ant teachers to the children, and the littli ones, proud of being appealed to, went t< work with a will. George H. Kinsley, principal of Schoo No. 1, has 800 children. Mr. Linsle; saiil:—“I put the matter before the schoo last Monday. I did not urge any; I merel; left to all to act right. 1 am more thar surprised at the response the childrei have made to my address. They wil make a good show; many have brought a high as ttf each: others will by Monda; bring more. I have received also, so far about two tons of parcels, brought hen by the children, for Johnstown’s sufferers I myself gave 85, and the teachers hav< also contributed.’’ Number 2, Principa Denis B. Kirby:—“I addressed the childrei last Monday, prior to the official notice I have since received. I spoke to thi children on each floor about the calamity I told them of children leaving thei! homes in the morning to go to school, am before the noon recess they, their parents their homes, their schools, their churches had been swept away in death and ruin The children have already given mori than I expected, and before the lists close T believe we will have a (rood showing.” GOOD WORK AT NO. 4 SCHOOL. Principal Kelly, of No. 4 School, had i moment to spare when I called. “I made a simple statement to the chil dren,” said he, “of the terrible suffering of the people in the Conriemaugh Valley ami it affected them greatly. They havi been working like Trojans ever since t swell the fund. Arthur McGratl brought *12: and Elbe Chattncey, *6. W will have *150 before another week.” As I passed out of the school I met ; litttle fellow about eight years of ag< trudging merrily homeward, with his om book and slate strapped under his arm. stopped the youngster and asked him hov much he had contributed to the fund. “Well,” tie said, “me and Jimmy—Jim my’s my brother—had been a savin’ up ti buy a ball, and I had six cents and Jiinm; had ten. We give it to our teacher. I weren’t much, but it were all we had.” “But are you not sorry you gave you money away?” I asked. He looked at me for a moment and thei said, “No, I ain’t,” with au earnestnes that left no room for doubt of his sin cerity. By the way my young friend whistlei as 1 turned the corner, 1 think that “m and Jimmy” had a jolly catch with tha ball before they ate their supper las night. They deserved it. CLASS CONTRIBUTIONS IN NO. 7. Principal Guilford, of School No. 7, thi moruing announced to the children tha the amount collected was*8tt.21. Principp Guilford read Miss Stanley’s report fron the Primary Department. TEACHER. Class 1.—A. K. Burgess.$4.3 *• 2. -J. II. Wheeler,- . 3.9 “ 3.—J. L. Colvin. 3.7 “ 4. —L. M. Williams. 8.2 “ 5.—G. Sickles. 4.(j 44 6.—>1. Murphy. 2.3 •4 7.--J. N. Good. 8.3 44 8.—L. O. Marsh.. 3 8 4* 9.—E. Hadden . 4.1 44 10.- M. Hardy. 3.S 1 44 11.— J. Gionocchio. 4.5 44 12.— C. A. Townsend. 8.7 44 13.-A. 11. Wheeler. 2.*l 44 14.—V. Ralph. 2.C GRAMMAR DEPARTMENT. TEACHER. Class 1.—Agues Warwick.$3.8 2.— 8hmth Cullum... 3.3 i 44 3.—Isalndla Scott. 4.0 44 4.—Josephine Simpson. 4.5 44 5.—Lucius Reid. 5.(1 44 0.—Minnie Colvin. 4 A 44 7.—Emily Pond.... 4.1! 44 8.—Ada DeWitt. 4.5 44 9.—Belle Leveridge. 3.5 44 10.—Lillian Terrell . 2.5 GAVE HIS SAVINGS BANK. "I liKe hie .news, sam miss mamey “and its sending here at this time, will, assure you, be appreciated. The childre: here are responding well to the call fo aid. I know of many who have given th pennies they had to buy candy, anti ou little fellow brought his cash box contair [ ing nearly throe dollars, which he wanton sent to Johnstown. You can say,” ndde .Miss Stanley, “that Public School No. 1 children and teachers, will not be foum f lacking in their answer to the call fo ! aid.” Mr. Kirby, the principal of No 3, hn received #52 for the fund and expects t double that sum. 1 Among the stately pupils of the Hig School the relief fund was a complete sin ' cess. Contributions are still coming in. A HANDFUL OF PENNIES. Principal J. H. Brensinger, of No. 8, a: sembled his scholars the other morniu and made an appeal to them for the relit fund, and they responded nobly. Lurg childish eves grew dim as Miss Outwatei the principal of the Primary Departmei l of No. 8, told her little charges the stun And how they worked! “I got twenty-live cents Irom papa ant > twenty-live cents from mamma ant some from auntie and ten cents fron babv,” cried <*ie little fellow, as he rushei in pell mell with his contribution, not th least part of which was the lmitdful o tightly clasped pennies that he had takei from his own bunk. One hour after speaking to the chi] (tret: Miss Outwater had #24. “All tha • money in au hour,” murmured a blut • eyed girl, to whom it seemed lurg i enough to pay the city’s debt, and ) chorus of “Ohs” echoed her wonder. [ The following letter from Principt > Brensinger, of No. 8 School, explains II , self:— I have just paid Dr. L. J. Gordon my first ii stallment of money for the Johnstown sufferer 1 j - School No. 3, $122.43. School No. IT has jui sent $•■*> as their contribution. Little May Per kins collected $3. A LITTLE POETESS. At No. 11, on Bergen avenue, Principal William B. Ihi Kie, there are 1,055 chil dren, and Mr. Du Kie greeted the News reporter cordially, as he said that the children had. in response to his address, brought in their dollars, halves, quarters, dimes and pennies so liberally that he und the teachers were all proud of their young scholars. Miss Frances Soper, the principal of the primary department, was Justly proud of a simple, pathetic composition, entitled "The Valley of Death," written by little ten-year-old-Jennie Davis.* of No. 832 Delaware avenue, of the Seventh Grade. 1 school xo. 12. One of the largest contributors iothe fund among the public schools is 1 cnool No. 12, of which Mr. A. D. Joslin is the principal. But No. 12 is a big school and u rich one. The contribution of this school amounts to $180.11, of which amount the grammar department contributed $79, . the primary department $05.10. and the annex $18.50. The first day of school after the Johnstown calamity Mr. Joslin brought the matter to the attention of the . children. Each class appointed a committee of two. one boy and one girl, which went ! around among the other members of the i class and collected the contributions. The free will offerings represented more than ’ one sacrifice of cherished desire. GAVE UP THEIR PRIZE MONEY. vuc ui tuc muni uiuimucui ui iucbc ' miule by the Fourth class, which is taught , by Miss Devauny. For some time past the class has been saving money for the purpose of purchasing prizes to be awarded to those of its members who pass the best examination. The class had - saved *8 in this manner, but when they heard of the distress and suffering in the Conemaugh Valley their little hearts were moved witli sympathy. A meeting of the class was held and a proposition was sub , mitted to the members to contribute the money saved for the prizes to the Johns l town sufferers’ fund, and when a vote was taken it was found that everyone present had voted in favor of the contri bution being made. NEWSBOYS SPREAD THE STORY. At No. ill, Principal Joseph H. Evans [ said:—“This is a poor community, yet we , have about 800 children. Many of the ' boys sell newspapers, and it is astonishing > how much those little fellows know. We have some who sell The Jersey City l News, and I think it is becoming a fav orite among them. I addressed the chil dren on each floor in regard to the Jolins ■ town calamity, but the newsboys had already spoken a great deal on the sub i ject, and in every one of the classes I found that the children knew a great deal i about it. “The children are poor, in fact every penny to them represents perhaps mors ! than a dollar would to others. My school will not give much in money, but in the weight of pennies the children of the poor have shown their sympathy. I have today changed US in pennies and that represents a great deal.” UNCOVERING JOHNSTOWN. Her Citizens Kesolve That the Place Shall Quickly He Itself Again. Johnstowx, June 11, 1889.—Another twenty-four hours has passed, and, after a trip over the entire flooded district, it is apparent that a vast amount of work has been accomplished. Piles of ruins that appeared to be insurmountable are gradu 1 ally fading away before energetic work. Owners of houses have commenced clean ' ing out their own residences. ’ .Storekeepers are also commencing to ■ take their goods from the general wreck ' to the creek to clean them and see what ’ they can recover from the effects of the 1 flood. * Of course there are many sad hearts and weeping eyes in families as they find 1 articles that before the flood belonged to loved ones, but with brave hearts they are smothering their frief, and have apparently resolved that ohnstown shall be herself again, and the Erediction is now being freely made that y the first day of July the city will pre ' sent a very active appearance. Rev, Mr. Heaue states, relative to dis continuing all of the morgues but one, that the committee had thought of doing ' so, but the squads of men carrying the dead bodies object to carrying them so 1 far. ’ “The time is almost here,” he said, ‘ “that the morgues will all have to be dis . continued, as the bodies are getting in 1 such condition that soon we w ill be able - to only take their trinkets from them and ■ what is in their pockets, to be preserved - for their friends. Cincinnati, June 11,1889.—Two bodies, a man and a womnn, supposed to be vlc s tims of the Johnstown Hood, were found > in tlie river at Anderson’s Ferry, six miles l below this city yesterday. Subscript ion* to Date. The following additional contributions I were received up to noon this day:— \ J. Ben sou Gannon, $5; Patrol Whelan. $1; Coach Drivers' Association, $10: Jersey City High i School, W. J. Sweeney, principal. * $5)7.88; Second Presbyterian Church, the > Rev. Alex. McKelvie. pastor, $70: S J. H. Allen. $2; Public School No. 11, AV. B. Du Rie, * principal, $120; Annex No. 9, $27; Annex No. 15, j *7; total, $100; W. II. Ewald & Co.. $5; ) Francis McGuire, third. $5; Patrick ) McCain*. $2; Dennis McLaughlin, $25; 3 Public School No. 7, A. B. Guilford, principal, 3 $80.20; South Bergen Reformed Church, David C. Merritt, treasurer, $25.58: George F. McAnt*ny, $5: Public School No. 8. J. H. Brensinger. princi pal. $122. 13; Jersey City Baseball Club, proceeds 3 of I inset el I game at Oakland Park, between 5 Jersey City and Lowell Clubs, Sunday, June 3, 3 |88ft: box factory and lumber yard, Vanderlieck 3 & Sou, 914.35; 1>. S. Annex, No, 18, $18.85. Total 3 to date, $11,253.10. L. J. Gordos, Treasurer, 5 --- For the Johnstown Sufferers. The programme of the entertainment to 3 be given by the Fisk Dramatic Society in Bergen Hall on Friday evening, June 14, ’ 1809, for the ben elk of the Johnstown I flood sufferers, is as follows:— 1 Overture.Prof. Wagner's Orchestra . Aildress,Orestes Cleveland, Mayor of Jersey City. Solo .Miss Luella Benson S Recitation.Mr. Edward Finlay Ei Solo..Mrs. 31. E. Meccouekin Harmonica solo (with imitations t j Mr. Charles liouglass I Odds and ends. Mr. P. Graham Recitation.Mr. E. J, Franz [ The entertainment will conclude with r the comedietta entitled "A Regular Fix,” to be presented with the following cost of s characters:— 3 Hugh De Brass.Mr. F. J. Higgins Mr. Surplus..Sir. John Dingwall i Charles Surplus.Sir. Joint J. Vile Abel (Juick.Sir. P, B. Armory Smiler.Sir. (1. M. Benson Emily.. ■ .Sliss Lillian Mallette Sirs. Surplus.Sirs. L. Carmen Sirs. Carter.Sliss Reltecca Vile " Susan.Sliss Laura Higgins f Fatal Explosion of Gas. , e Bertha Maun, a domestic, was fatally 'i burned last night by the explosion of gas 1 at No. 597 Manhattan aveuue, Brooklyn. ' The building, a three story frame struct ure, was partly demolished and its oecu pauts thrown heavily to the ground. Several narrow escapes are reported. Miss I Mann received horrible injuries, her cloth ; iug beiug burned off Iter body. Doctors Pleading Guilty. 1 The three physicians, Hance, Irwin and Ferguson, who were indicted in Xew York for violating the Deual code, in liold 1 ing an illegal autopsy on the body of . Mmd Header Bishop, appeared in court ■ todav and pleaded not guilty to the in dictment. They furnished bail in $500 1 each to await trial. _ O’Reilly’s Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best nerve and brain tonic in the world. Hotels, druggists, J'rocers and saloons sell It, or send to the rnonu acturers for It. 839 and 831 Newark ave., t Jersey City.*,* ALL ACQUITTED. Nobody Is Guilty of Any thing Up on the Hill Today. HENNESSEY’S ALL RIGHT. Charges of the Judge in the Two Cases Now Ended. When The Jersey City News went to press yesterday afternoon, counsel In the case of Freeholder Hennessey on trial In Judge Ltppincott’s Court for forgery, were summing up. Allen McDermott , for the defense care fully went through the indictments, and claimed that the Grand Jury exceeded lta jurisdiction, and should be condemned for its action in framing.an indictment against Michael Hennessey for forging the name of James O’Neil to enable him to obtain warrants. He claimed there was no testimony to show that Freeholder Hennessey had com mitted a forgery, and that any Freeholder has a right to take a warrant, after sign ing it, to the County CoUector and have it cashed, and then turn over the amount to ttie person ne represented, ana to whom the money was due. There had been no evidence offered to show that the county or James O’Neil had been defrauded. To show forgery the Jury must show that Hennessey signed the name of James O’Neil on the warrant, and no proof to that effect has been offered. There is nothing to show that the James O’Neil, of 156 Steuben street, is the James O’Neil whose name is on the warrants and there are thousands of James O’Neils in this county and on Steuben streets. This is a presumption of a Grand Jury to endeavor to fasten this on this young man who hus often l>een elected to office and who has been faithful to his trusts, “and, gentlemen,” Mr. McDermott concluded, "you can not find evidence sufficient to convict him.” Prosecutor Winfield said that when the bill says “No. 156 Steuben street,” it naturally means this city. The record shows that Chairman McDonough or dered these goods, which were received. It is plain to be seen that Hennessey was the mover in the act. Now Hennessey may escape conviction for forgery, but he is guilty of having furnished goods to a Board of which be is a member con trary to law. Counsel went over the evidence to show that Hennessey received the warrants and had them cashed by the Collector. Judge Lippincott said he would not charge the jury until this morning. THE JUDGE’S CHARGES. iun u mo emuut uucu court opened today, and said:—“This case, gentlemen, lias received the attention of the Grand Jury, or else the indictment would not have been before you for con sideration. The defendants are indicted for malfensance in office. They are part of the Chosen Freeholders of the county, and as such are responsible for their con duct,” After referring to the bills for asphal tum and turpentine and their alleged il legality the Judge continued:—“The money apparently found its way to the hands of Freeholder Hennessey through a check given by the County Collector. The warrant given the Collector was drawn to the order of O’Neil and endorsed by Hennessey. “The Court now asks:—First, was it a false and fraudulent claim in the way of being excessive or exorbitant, for if not found so there can be no verdict against the defendants; second, if the claim is false, did the defendants know it was fraudulent? “You have heard the evidence concern ing the asphaltum, and it brings the county in debt. You may leave this out of the case, for there cou.d scarcely have been fraud in selling the county at a lower price than the market prices. “Ami right here there may be a little difference in price, but that may not be fraudulent, for market values vary. If they had no knowledge of fraud, then these defendants cannot be held. There must have been a corrupt intention. The first thing for you to consider is whether the defendants had a corrupt knowledge of fraud when the alleged offence was committed. If you find the bill a true, honest and just bill then your verdict must be for acquittal.” The Court then said about the same of the turpentine bill, and said that both bills must be taken together, and if so done it would still leave the county $8 better off than if market prices were paid. The Court concluded the charge by in forming the jurors that they may find a verdict for or against any one or all of the defendants. CHARGE IN THE nENNESSEY CASE. Immediately after the Court charged the jury in the Freeholders, cases it called the jurors in the case of Freeholder Hen nessey. indicted for forgery. ■'Bills were presented in the name of O’Neil,” said his Honor, “and warrants were ordered drawn and given to Hen nessey, who is charged here with hav ing forged O’Neil’s name. The right to use a fictitious name to defraud is de nied and if doue would constitute a guilt, and defendant would be guilty of forgery with attempt to defraud some other per son than the ficticious person. If the defendant made use of the name O’Neil with intention of defrauding any one he would lie guilty.” Tlio Court then told the jury that it must ascertain whether O’Neil’s name was t hat of O’Neil, of Steuben street, in order to learn whether the name used was fictitious or not. Every reasonable doubt must be given the defendant and the jury must be satisfied that fraud was intended. The Court said that if a fictitious name was used to defraud the county Hennes sey would be guilty of forgery. A mem ber of the Board of Freeholders is pre vented from furnishing supplies to the Board he belongs to. “The Court has a right to ask you here,” he continued, “whether there nas been the slightest evidence that fraud has been committed, and to tell you, if you have not found any, then this defendant is not guilty.” It was fifteen minutes past eleven this morning when Judge Lippincott finished his charge to the juries in the Free holders, and Hennessey casey. The court room was well crowded by politicians who watched the Court attentively while tiie charges were being delivered. The indicted nieu did not lose a word that was said and Counsellors McDermott and Mc Grath looked satisfied and happy. The jury in the Freeholders case were out about twenty minutes when they re turned, and to the great joy of the in dicted Freeholders rendered a verdict of not guilty. „ _ . . , .. The jury in the case of Freeholder Hen nessey brought in a verdict of acquittal this morning._ Sitting Bull Is l>ylug. Bismarck, Dak., June 11,1889.—A cour ier who arrived here last night from Standing Hock Agency, states that Sitting Bull who has been dangerously ill with pneumonia, is slowly sinking tund no hopes are entertained of his recovery. The Weather at Hartnett’s. At Midnight.